This week, I would like to show you one of the cutest quilts I've ever seen! My dad's eldest sibling, Aunt Donna, made this for my youngest son Shane, three years ago. He loves dogs and talked about his dog, Chance, all the time. When Aunt Donna made my son and nephew quilts for their college dorm rooms, she didn't forget Shane. She made him this small quilt of puppies and if you enlarge the photo, I think you will be able to see that each puppy has a button sewn on for an eye! Shane is nine and still cuddles with this quilt when he feels chilly or is sick. It will always remain in our family somehow. I'm hoping Shane's little boy will be able to use it some day!
Oh, by the way, Aunt Donna will be 81 in November, which means that she was 78 or so when she made this! All the more reason it is so special to us. She has been an avid quilter for years and has sold many! She says she has made some GOOD money from her quilts. I know when Uncle Ray was alive, they would drive to just the right spot here in central Florida and set up shop on the side of the road, where she could sale her quilts readily! Five years or so ago, a local paper interviewed her and posted the article along with a photo of her and one of her creations! I wish I had the newspaper article to scan! I would just love putting it here for all to see.
Shane's puppy dog quilt!
Aunt Donna loves to cook and have company. She is so very hospitable! I wish I were more like her in that aspect! I'm drooling as I eyeball her corn casserole!
Aunt Donna showing Shane a family album. She was pointing out all who are serving presently in the military.
Feasting at Aunt Donna's table!
( I look horrid! This was one of those days I was in such horrible pain, but forced myself to go visit.)